Whitfield Lovell: Deep River
Preface by Kellie Jones. Text by Julie L. McGee. Afterword by Whitfield Lovell.
Whitfield Lovell: Deep River compiles stunning likenesses of anonymous African American citizens from Lovell's celebrated Deep River installation, which pays homage to "Camp Contraband" — a Union Army site near Chattanooga, Tennessee, that served as a refuge for runaway slaves escaping the Confederate South during the Civil War. Accompanying the images of the 56 tondos and the installation are texts by scholars Kellie Jones and Julie L. McGee.
"Lovell offers a vessel for ancestral spirits that remain near and can communicate with those who are able to make the past tangible, accessible, and acutely meaningful." - from the essay by Julie L. McGee9780871300935